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Published: Mon, 08/13/2018 - 2:45pm

A collaboration between the Thompson Lab and Rey’s theory group is exploiting phenomena related to Quantum Information Science and Technology (QIST), such as entanglement, to break through previous barriers of quantum precision defined by the Standard Quantum Limit. These advances may transform typical physics laboratories into probes for the most fundamental questions of our universe.

 

The chaos within a black hole scrambles information. Gravity tugs on time in tiny, discrete steps. A phantom-like presence pervades our universe, yet evades detection. These intangible phenomena may seem like mere conjectures of science fiction, but in reality, experimental comprehension is not far, in neither time nor space.

Astronomical advances in quantum simulators and quantum sensors will likely be made within the decade, and the leading experiments for black holes, gravitons, and dark matter will be not in space, but in basements – sitting on tables, in a black room lit only by lasers.

These experiments, generally called quantum precision measurements, are leading the forefront of our fundamental understanding...

Published: Jul 18, 2018

The hardest problems are never solved by one person. They are solved by teams; or in the case of science, collaborations.

It took a...

Published: Jun 29, 2018

A large fraction of JILA research relies on laser cooling of atoms, ions and molecules for applications as diverse as world-leading atomic clocks...

Published: Jun 28, 2018

JILA researchers have created a laser-controlled "electron faucet", which emits a ...

Published: Jun 27, 2018

“Well, this isn’t going to work.”

That was recent JILA graduate Carrie Weidner’s first thought when her advisor, JILA Fellow Dana Anderson...

Published: Mar 15, 2018

We all know what a tenth of a second feels like. It’s a jiffy, a snap of the fingers, or a camera shutter click. But what does 14 billion years–...

Published: Mar 02, 2018

Magnets hold cards to your fridge, and store data in your computer. They can power speakers, and produce detailed medical images. And yet, despite...

Published: Feb 23, 2018

Jupiter is large enough to fit 1,300 Earths inside, and still have room. But like all planets, Jupiter was once nothing more than a cosmic dust...

Published: Feb 08, 2018

Researchers from the Raschke group are lighting up dark excitons.

Specifically, the Raschke group developed a method to observe dark...

Published: Jan 12, 2018

The reaction, at first glance, seems simple. Combustion engines, such as those in your car, form carbon monoxide (CO). Sunlight converts...

Published: Nov 03, 2017

The actors are molecules. The plot, broken molecular bonds. JILA Fellow Ralph Jimenez and a team of detector experts at the National Institute of...

Published: Oct 09, 2017

Why are we here? This is an age-old philosophical question. However, physicists like Will Cairncross, Dan Gresh and their advisors Eric Cornell...

Published: Oct 05, 2017

Imagine A Future . . . The International Moon Station team is busy on the Moon’s surface using sensitive detectors of gravity and...

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